$5 Footlong…

May 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm 16 comments

ZAand it wasn’t from Subway.  But we’ll get to that.

Yesterday was spent like any first day of vacation, hanging out by the pool, going to old favorite spots from the last time we were here, and of course napping.

For breakfast yesterday I had a cereal/yogurt mess.  It included vanilla chobani, 365 high fiber cereal, and Kashi Island Vanilla shredded wheat.


There is yogurt under there somewhere.

Then it was swimming time.  We hung out in the pool for most of the day. 


Even Bailey enjoyed her time by the pool.


Here’s a picture Andrew snuck of me enjoying the sun.


I went in the hot tub for like 2 minutes but it was way to warm I felt like I was boiling in a soup pot.

After swimming and sunning we were hungry and we decided to go to one of our favorite local hamburger/hot dog joint. 


Last year when we here for 2 weeks (oh and by the way “here” is the Outerbanks.  I didn’t realize I never said where we were until Caroline asked), and we came like 4 times. The chili dogs here are the best I ever had, and we had been talking about going again since my parents booked the trip.  And I decided to have the special of the day a $5 footlong with fries and a drink.  Actually my entire family and Andrew had the special.  Go big or go home right?


I ate and loved every bite.   Spankys is a cute little place that has monkey’s just about everywhere.


Once we came back it was raining so we hung out on the screened in porch until the rain stopped and we went right back in the pool.  Then it looked like rain again so we came in and I fell asleep for a couple hours.

After I woke up refreshed and ready for to do some food shopping.  As soon as we got back I made myself a big salad and was going to have a pb sandwich on the side but wasn’t that hungry, that footlong really filled me up.


It was romaine and cucs with Newman’s Own balsamic vinaigrette.

This morning we thought we would be waking up to rain but luckily it was sunny until early afternoon, we went for an early morning swim, and then I attempted to catch up on your blogs.  Once everyone was up and showered and dressed we went out to breakfast.  We went to a buffet called Western Sizzlin’.

I got a little of everything.

First to attempt to eat some healthy food I had some fruit.


Then I had a big plate of all the breakfast goodies.


A French toast stick ( I went back for a couple more of these).

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I also had some homefries, bacon, a biscuit, and eggs.


There’s a piece of toast under there but then saw the biscuits and decided to eat the biscuit and not eat the toast.  I can’t remember the last time I had a biscuit and I can have toast any time. 

Breakfast was of course wonderful, and then I did some super secret shopping, you’ll read about it soon enough (HINT giveaway tomorrow).

After returning back to the house we did some more swimming and then it started to pour.  We’re inside now, but as soon as I post this we have some more shopping to do. 

Hope you are all having a fabulous Sunday!


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16 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mara @ What's For Dinner?  |  May 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    HOW FUN!!! I love food like that, and usually save it for vacations too!

  • 2. verbalriot  |  May 17, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    haha I love that pic of you under the sign 🙂

    So glad to hear you’re hanging out by the pool and can’t wait to see what your shopping adventures got you!

  • 3. brandi  |  May 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    oh, i wish i was at a pool 🙂

    i LOVE The outerbanks! we go just about every summer – it’s so much fun.

  • 4. Sarah  |  May 17, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    looks like you’re certainly having a fabulous sunday!! omg, i’m so jealous of everything about this vacation, and i’m so thrilled that you’re having an amazing time. great food selections, too — you’re enjoying the vacation treats but balancing them in a healthy way. go you! (and can’t wait till you’re back so i can come visit in nj!)

  • 5. Gina  |  May 17, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    That footlong made me remember when I was younger we had a Dairy Queen down the street and I ALWAYS used to get their footlong chili dogs! I think I probably ate one a week. Oh, those were the days!

  • 6. Jordan  |  May 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Oh dear god, how did you eat that whole thing?! Hhahaha

  • 7. Erin  |  May 17, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I love the Outer Banks. It’s such a relaxed atmosphere down there.

    Are you guys in a house or hotel? Enjoy the seafood!

  • 8. Melissa @ For the Love of Health  |  May 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Looks like you are having a great time! Awesome!!

    Wonderful looking eats- especially the b-fast! 🙂

    Have a great vacay!

  • 9. Sharon  |  May 17, 2009 at 11:51 pm


  • 10. broccolihut  |  May 17, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Sounds like the perfect start to your vacation (minus the rain). It’s been ages since I’ve had a French toast stick–now I am craving them like crazy!

  • 11. Tina  |  May 18, 2009 at 4:52 am

    Looks like you are having a fantastic vacation! I wish I had acess to a pool like that!!

  • 12. Hallie  |  May 18, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Oh you’re getting me stoked for my mini-vacation, later this week! And now I’m going to have that Subway song stuck in my head all day…so thanks for that 😉

  • 13. ellie  |  May 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    looks like fun! hope the weather is better for you today!

    The french toast stick looks amazing 😀

  • 14. elise  |  May 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    there are about 6 different places in the post where i wanted to say “thats what she said” – haha

    sounds like a blast!

  • 15. biz319  |  May 18, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    So jealous! My family vacationed in Nags Head and Kitty Hawk when I was young – probably 8 summers altogether!

    It’s been over 15 years since I’ve been there though!

    Have fun!

    And I never minded the showers, it seemed like it rained a bit every day. 😀

  • 16. Erin  |  May 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Hell, yeah! That special looks pretty dang good! I’m glad you got some pool timer! I just love how animals sleep in the sun. It’s so cute 🙂

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